Thanking My Bullies for Lighting a Fire Under Me

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you. You inspired me to journal and to write everything down, then to save those journals. Thirty years later, I was able to dig those journals out and write my memoir.

It’s what I’d been planning all along. I waited until the time was right, then wrote and published my book. Then published more books, fiction, all with bullying in their plots. I thank you for inspiring me to become an advocate for the bullied and published author- to help others who suffer. You always said I wouldn’t, but I did!

I thank you for giving me passion, purpose, and goals to work toward. And let me tell you, I enjoy what I do!

It’s funny, isn’t it? How easily negatives can be turned into positives? How yesterday’s pain can become today’s strength? How victims can become not only survivors, but victors?

You made me a fighter, a winner, a conqueror! And I’m glad because if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have a purpose and would probably still be searching for the path I was meant to be on.

Cheers to all of you! There’s more to come!

7 thoughts on “Thanking My Bullies for Lighting a Fire Under Me

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  2. It’s amazing how someone else’s bullying can inspire you to do great things. I mentioned to an ex that I wanted to try to build a computer from scratch. She told me to wait until she had time to help me, because she had built computers before, and “when something goes wrong, and it will, I can be there to help you figure out what to do.” Gee, thanks for believing in me…

    Six months after we broke up, I finally got around to that project. The only time I kind of wished we had stayed in touch was when I turned it on, and it worked on the first try, so I could have rubbed it in her face that I did something that she didn’t believe I could. Probably better that I didn’t, though.

    8 1/2 years later, my spite computer is still working just fine. I’m typing on it right now.

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